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  • Critical RubyGems vulns can lead to installation of malicious apps

    23.06.2015

    A serious vulnerability in RubyGems, a package manager for the Ruby programming language, can be exploited to trick end users into installing malware from attacker-controlled gem servers, Trustwave researchers have discovered.

  • New Drupal versions fix admin account hijack flaw

    19.06.2015

    New versions of popular open source content management system Drupal are out, and fix a series of vulnerabilities, including a critical one that can result in an attacker taking over administrator accounts.

  • Why LinkedIn chose to keep its bug bounty program private

    18.06.2015

    Bug bounty programs have become de rigueur for tech and Internet companies that want to improve the security of their products by (partly) outsourcing bug discovery.

  • Unpatched OS X, iOS flaws allow password, token theft from keychain, apps

    17.06.2015

    Six researchers from Indiana University Bloomington, Peking University and Georgia Tech have recently published a paper in which they detail the existence of critical security weaknesses in Apple's OS X and iOS - weaknesses that could be exploited by a sandboxed malicious app to gain unauthorized access to other apps’ sensitive data.

  • A call to researchers: Mix some creation with your destruction

    16.06.2015

    Since I can first remember being interested in information security, my personal hacker heroes (and I’m using hacker positively here) were the researchers who discovered zero day software vulnerabilities and could create proof-of-concept exploits to demonstrate them.




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5 ways to stop the Internet of Things from becoming the Internet of Thieves

Attacks on the IoT can sound like the stuff of a movie thriller, but they are very real. The highly skilled and organized cybercriminals of today have the potential to tamper with a car’s firmware to kill its brakes.


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